#062 Box Elder (Acer negundo)

This Boxelder stood on the Greenway Creek trail near Monroe Road. The remains of the tree are located on the north side of the creek and at the top of the bank.

Statistics (1993)

  • Circumference (In.): 123"
  • Height (Ft.): 64'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 60'
  • Total Points: 202

More Information

  • Nominated By: Joe McLaurin and Tom Martin
  • Year Added: 1993
  • Owned By: Mecklenburg County
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: McAlpine
  • Property Type: Public Park
  • Nearest Address: 8711 Monroe Rd
  • Ecological Value: Boxelders have the biggest growth range of any Maple in North Carolina. They are found from the coast to the mountains. The tree is known for having weak, brittle wood due to its rapid growth rate. It has little commercial value.